Apparently there was music too, and some people just came for the bands. Others came for a good day out in the sun where they could spend time with friends and not worry about anything until the next day. And the sun shone on us all - God likes beer!
It was quite quiet to begin with before the crowds arrived and we were able to casually stroll up to whichever beer tent we liked (not to mention split our infinitives willy-nilly)...
I was taking notes and photos and still managed to carry beer without spillage - and I thought I couldn't multi-task! I could even read my notes later and have typed them up on Kate's blog for your edification.
|Ginger Jerry by Wigram proved to be one of my favourite beers of the festival|
We stopped by to say hello to the good people at Arrow Brewery. We didn't imbibe any of their lovely brews, although we know that they are lovely because we live just down the road and drink them frequently. I do reckon they had the best stall though, and I also like the nifty use-again packaging!
Him Outdoors stopped for a chat with Mr Mike of Mike's Mild fame. Their brewery is the oldest one here (at 23 years strong).
|The Brew Moon lady saw us standing alone|
|I heart hops|
|One of 'our lot'|
|Him Outdoors looks serious|
|They start them young at the Twisted Hop|
|random people drinking|
|Wide Boy Steve - He Likes Beer|
|Witch 3 - She doesn't, but we're working on it|
There was music...
|The bacon butty girls|
And happy ever after...
|WBS is starting to look a bit like Bez from The Happy Mondays|
|Another one of 'our lot'|
When you've got a camera, random strangers pose for a picture - I can hardly disappoint now, can I?
|I've no idea who these people are|
|or these ones|
I was impressed with the mixture of clientelle. By which I mean there were folk of all ages (over 18 of course), and lots of women as well as men - women drink beer too, you know!
|The Black Seeds, apparently|
|Happy hoppy people|
Getting towards the end of the day, as you can tell...
|Time to go home|